Ex-UCLA defensive lineman Manu’ula “Manu” Tuiasosopo is one of 18 finalists for the 2018 Polynesian Hall of Fame, it was announced Thursday.
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Tuiasosopo played for the Bruins from 1975-78, going on to become a first round pick of the Seattle Seahawks in 1979. He played five seasons in Seattle and three more with the San Francisco 49ers, winning a Super Bowl ring with the 49ers after the 1984 season.
Tuiasosopo is one of nine finalists from Pac-12 schools among the 15 players and three coaches or contributors nominated for the 2018 class including his son, former Washington quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo. Four players and one non-player will be selected on Oct. 10, with those chosen getting inducted into the Polynesian Hall of Fame in January.